Walnut Hill School for the Arts

12 Highland Street,
Natick, MA, 01760-0176
Tel: (508)650-5020
Grades: 9 - 12 | 298 students
Founded in 1893, Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an independent, coeducational, boarding and day secondary school for the arts, for grades 9–PG (ages 13–18).
In conjunction with intensive arts training in ballet, music, theater, visual art, and creative writing, the School offers a comprehensive and rigorous academic curriculum in all college-preparatory subjects, and is recognized as the premier school for the arts in the United States.
Walnut Hill is the only school with a joint program with a major, world-class conservatory: New England Conservatory.
The mission of Walnut Hill School for the Arts is to educate talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists from all over the world.
The School does so in a diverse, humane and ethical community.
Walnut Hill graduates matriculate to the world's top conservatories, art schools, universities, and colleges and are performing on Broadway, television, and movies, and work with symphonies and dance companies around the world.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1893

Student Body

Total Students 298 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Walnut Hill School for the Arts Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Accelerated Chemistry, Advanced Calculus, Advanced English, Biology 2, French 6, Physics 2, Spanish 6  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $50,360
Tuition Notes Boarding tuition for 2012-2013: $48,425 Day tuition for 2012-2013: $38,040
% on Financial Aid 50%
Acceptance Rate 40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mike Bucco

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1893, Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an independent, coeducational, boarding and day secondary school for the arts, for grades 9–PG (ages 13–18). In conjunction with intensive arts training in ballet, music, theater, visual art, and creative writing, the School offers a comprehensive and rigorous academic curriculum in all college-preparatory subjects, and is recognized as the premier school for the arts in the United States. Walnut Hill is the only school with a joint program with a major, world-class conservatory: New England Conservatory. The mission of Walnut Hill School for the Arts is to educate talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists from all over the world. The School does so in a diverse, humane and ethical community. Walnut Hill graduates matriculate to the world's top conservatories, art schools, universities, and colleges and are performing on Broadway, television, and movies, and work with symphonies and dance companies around the world.

  • Profile last updated: 02/08/2014

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The nearest elementary school is The Tobin School (1.2 miles away)
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